Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet

© Danish String Quartet

Concert

The Danish String Quartet

  • End of concert: Part 1: approx. 21:00, Part 2 approx. 22:30

18:00 work introduction

As a string quartet we operate at the heart of the classic music world. Every day we dive deep into the great masterpieces of composers such as Beethoven and Mozart, though we occasionally do a folk gig, too. Over the years we have been fortunate to take master classes with well-known teachers in various locations, and have had the opportunity to perform in prominent concert halls around the world. Yet the quartet’s more simple story is as follows: we are three Danes and a Norwegian cellist who make up this entirely Scandinavian enterprise. We often self-mockingly refer to ourselves as modern Vikings – perhaps a tad more harmless than our ancestors, as we neither pillage cities nor raid the English coast.
The Danish String Quartet

Part 1: 19:00
Per Nørgård [1932]
String Quartet No. 1
“Quartetto Breve” [1952]

Dmitri Shostakovich [1906-1975]
String Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor op. 144 [1974]

Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827]
String Quartet No. 12 in E fat major op. 127 [1823/24]

Part 2: Late Night: 21:30
Danish Folk Tunes
The Danish String Quartet will play Nordic folk songs including a selection of movements from Carl Nielsen’s [1865–1931] oeuvre for string quartet resp. orchestra, arranged for string quartet

The Danish String Quartet
Frederik Øland, violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin, cello

A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event.
With generous support of Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.

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